First Friday is Juneau’s monthly celebration of all things artistic. Here’s a look at what’s going on around town…

Annie Kaill’s
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
244 Front St.

Annie Kaill’s First Friday show will feature several young and/or emerging local artists including Mandi Johnson, Catherine Walsh and Elizabeth Jurgeliet. This will be a showcase for some of the work these artists are creating and an opportunity to see how bright the future is for art in Juneau.

Hearthside Books
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
254 Front St.

Hannah Lindhoff will be signing her book, “Mary’s Wild Winter Feast.”

Heritage Coffee
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
216 2nd St.

Heritage Coffee will show “Illustrations” by Hollis Kitchin. He uses a combination of techniques, styles and media to create illustrations done with India inks, gouache, and watercolors.

Juneau Arts & Cultural Center
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
350 Whittier St.

Susan M. Smith will be displaying her collection “Robots to Wildlife.” Smith’s robots have their own distinct personalities and some include light-up features.

Juneau Artists Gallery
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Senate Mall at 175 South Franklin

The Juneau Artists Gallery is celebrating “Locals Appreciation Days” Oct. 3 and 4. Everything is at least 15% off with some items up to 75% off. Come by for appetizers on First Friday.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
114 W. 4th St.

October is the last month to see two exhibits that have been on display at the museum throughout the summer: “Outside My Window” and “The Empty Chair: The Forced Removal and Resettlement of Juneau’s Japanese Community 1941-1951.”

KTOO
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
360 Egan Drive

KTOO will host a display of 30 quilts by the Gold Street Quilters and the Monday Night Sewing Circle. Members of the two groups make quilts every year for two charities—for children being adopted through the State Office of Children’s Service and the AWARE shelter.

Rainforest Yoga
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Emporium Mall

Rainforest Yoga will offer an hour of qigong with Glen Ray. Ray’s class is for all levels, and it’s free. Come join Ray for an introduction to the principles of qigong followed by a demonstration of “One Finger Zen” qigong. The audience will be invited to participate in the demonstration to learn these two forms of qigong.

The Rookery
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
111 Seward St.

Ten installations comprised of 1,000 paper cranes, wood and canvas, will continue to be featured through the month of October. Each piece celebrates beloved people and places.

Seaside Yarns
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
175 S. Franklin St.

Joyce Payne, a potter, will be showcasing her yarn bowls and buttons.

Silverbow Bakery
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
120 2nd St.

Silverbow will continue to show “Wilderness Art”, featuring the work from artist residencies in Tracy Arm, will be displayed throughout October. The artists will be available to talk about their work.

Trickster
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
224 Front St.

Trickster will be hosting a local appreciation party with live music by Betty Marvin. It’s a one year celebration of the successful Kickstarter campaign that launched Trickster Co. Playing Cards and a new edition of the deck will be shown.

Vanity
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
204 N Franklin St. (above High Tide)

Vanity will display art by Jason Lucas. There will be food, refreshments and a party during First Friday.

Canvas
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
204 N Franklin St. (above High Tide)

In October, the Canvas Gallery will be exhibiting work by local artist, Arnie Weimer. In his exhibit titled “Eclectic,” Arnie will be displaying works across multiple mediums including acrylic paintings, bronze sculptures, and copper etchings. Arnie describes his show as “…a partial recap of forty years of work moving from one art form and medium to the next.

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